Loral’s Tween Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

I had ordered the pattern awhile ago and got some excellent advice on the board about which size to order for my quickly growing 11yo dd. She’s growing so fast that she outgrew the muslin I started working on for her to wear to a bridal shower. Three days before the shower I had to start all over again! The fabric is a vintage cotton, very fine, almost like a voile. I used cotton for the lining. I hadn’t planned a shortened overskirt, but in my haste, I cut the placket on the bottom of the back skirt panel, instead of the top So I whacked off the bottom few inches, hand hemmed the top skirt and trimmed the skirt lining with some lace. A happy accident, I think! She’ll be wearing the dress to ride in a 1920’s coupe in a parade- I’ve got to get as much wear out of this as possible, before she outgrows it! ~ Loral

Happy accidents have given me some of my best pattern designs, believe it or not! I absolutely love the overskirt on this beautiful spring gown!

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